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Book Launch: The Road to Academic Excellence: The Making of World-Class Research Universities

Begins:   Oct 05, 2011 12:30
Ends:   Oct 05, 2011 14:00

Chair:Elizabeth King
Director, Education
Human Development Network
World Bank

Moderator:Phil Hay
Communications Advisor
Human Development Network
World Bank

Discussants:Shamsh Kassim Lakha
Founding President
Aga Khan University
Patti Peterson
Sr. Advisor, American Council on Education

Editors:Philip G. Altbach
J. Donald Monan, S.J. University Professor; Director, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College
Jamil Salmi
Tertiary Education Coordinator, World Bank

How do you build a world-class research university from scratch? In today's ever-faster, global economy, many countries are reflecting on the merits of building elite global universities to make their mark in world research. Recognizing that such universities are emerging as the central institutions of the 21st Century's knowledge economies, a new book 'The Road to Academic Excellence: The Making of World-Class Research Universities' examines the recent experience of 11 universities in 9 countries on 4 continents that have grappled with the challenges of building successful research institutions under difficult circumstances, and synthesizes the lessons learned. This book will be essential reading for governments, tertiary education leaders, employers, and citizens, considering reforms and innovations to improve their country's position in the global scene.


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